2019 was a busy year over here. An amazingly meaningful collaboration with Mark Albert Boots. The launch of benefits-laden membership Stitchdown Premium. 516 Instagram posts. Hundreds of thousands of readers on 110 stories published to Stitchdown.com. One or two pairs of shoes worn.

On the second to last point in that list, I wanted to take a second to round up the 10 most-read stories (not including straight up shoe and boot reviews—all of which you can see right here). They’re below, in order, in case you missed any.

I can only hope you enjoy—and get ready for plenty more in 2020.

Viberg Service Boot—Andrew ChenThe Viberg Service Boot: An Extremely Complete History

Mark Albert Boots Made In USA HeroThe Made-In-The-USA Shoe and Bootmakers You Should Be Supporting

Shoe QC HeroQC or Not QC: When to Worry (Or Not) About Your Shoes’ Flaws


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Socks-Chup, Smartwool, Darn Tough, Wigwam, PendletonWhich Socks are the Best Socks? I’m Going to Tell You, Right Now

Clinch Boots—Brass TokyoA Deep Look at Tokyo’s CLINCH: A Very Rare Bootmaker Indeed

Viberg Boots and Shoes Releasing in 2020A Look at Where Viberg is Taking Things in 2020

Best Alden InstagramsThe 30 Alden Instagrams You Absolutely Must Follow


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Meermin—Pepe AlbaldejoHow Meermin Makes Quality Shoes at Bafflingly Affordable Prices: The Stitchdown Conversation With Pepe Albaladejo

Ostmo Boots Lars JensenMeet Østmo’s Lars Jensen, Perhaps the World’s Most Interesting Bootmaker

Alden Rare Shell Cordovan Matt Gray CollectionHow Matt Gray Assembled the Ultimate Collection of Alden Rare Shell Cordovan Boots